THE ‘Cases’ Somerset Rebels have a rare Wednesday night fixture at the Oaktree Arena this week as they face Wolverhampton, the defending league champions, in a match which was originally scheduled for the end of July, but fell foul of an inclement weather forecast, writes Ian Belcher.

Wednesday’s re-staging does, however, have the bonus of Wolves being able to include their number 1 Fredrik Lindgren in the line-up, the Swede being unavailable for the original fixture.

Somerset team manager Garry May said: “We are now in a season-defining spell as far as the Premiership is concerned.

“And every point is vital for all eight teams, especially with the play-off places still up for grabs.

“The boys have put in some excellent performances in winning our last two matches, so they will be looking to make it three on the bounce come Wednesday night.”

Prior to Wednesday night’s match, the Rebels make the trip to Norfolk tonight (Monday) to face the King’s Lynn Stars in an SGB Premiership match broadcast live on BT Sport.

May added: “We will be going to King’s Lynn looking to build on Friday’s excellent home win over Belle Vue, and it is one which we will looking to win and add further league points to our tally and move us further up the Premiership table.

“Both teams have a very different look about them since we met at their place back in March, so this should be an interesting match-up for the BT Sport cameras to broadcast.”

August schedule
Monday 7 - King’s Lynn (a) (live on BT Sport)
Wednesday 9 - Wolverhampton (h)
Monday 14 - Leicester (h) (live on BT Sport)
Thursday 17 - Swindon (a)
Friday 18 - Swindon (h)
Monday 21 - Belle Vue (a)
Wednesday 23 - Rye House (a)
Friday 25 - Rye House (h)
Saturday 26 - Leicester (a)
Monday 28 - Swindon (a)